Is Bob Lutz OK?
He said 2 things last week that made me wonder.
First he announced that the small Opel Corsa was going to make it to the US.
Good news, the new 2007 Corsa looks great. We might get it via Mexico or Brazil but who cares, really.
But in the same speech he said we would get the “next” generation.
The one that comes out in 5 years!
So it’s OK for Saturn to sell the 3 or 4 years old Astra, but we have to wait 5 years for the Corsa when a new one just came out???
He also mentioned that the US government should tax gas to a point where it becomes as expensive as in Europe.
As an incentive to make us consider more fuel efficient cars.
Actually not such a crazy idea. Something Lee Iacocca also talked about in the 80’s.
But hey. Who’s making the cars here?
Can’t GM try to come up with fuel efficient cars we want to buy NOW???
Amazing how these guys always blame others. Not they blame us!
In related news: The talks between GM and Renault/Nissan are officially dead.
Seems that GM was asking for too many billions.
So now Renault/Nissan is said to be talking to Ford.
I really don’t get it.. Why would these guys want to have anything to do with Ford???